Russia responds over Afghan Taliban statement regarding peace talks with US

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Russia responds over Afghan Taliban statement regarding peace talks with US

KABUL - Russia has responded over Afghan Taliban statement regarding peace talks with United States.

Russia welcomed the statement by Taliban group regarding the continuation of peace talks with the United States.

Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has said “We welcome the Taliban Movement’s statement on readiness to continue dialogue with the US.”

Zakharova further added “We still believe, that political and diplomatic settlement is needed in Afghanistan.”

The Taliban group issued a statement four days ago, stating that “We are committed to continuing negotiations till the end if a [political] settlement is chosen instead of war.”

The statement further added “Islamic emirate has its own policy and a firm stance. We called for talks 20 years ago and the stance is the same today and we believe that the US is unduly coming back to its [previous] stance.”

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